The Citroen C4 breaks into the Portuguese Top 10 in January.
New car sales in Portugal edge down -2% year-on-year in January to 9,829 units. Peugeot (+0.8%) easily retains the brands top spot with 13.9% share vs. 12% over the Full Year 2021. It is followed this month by BMW (-30.6%) down drastically year-on-year but up four ranks on December to #2. Citroen (+73.3%) flies off to #3 vs. #9 in December while Mercedes (-46.6%) and Toyota (-13%) underperform. #2 over the FY2021 and in December, Renault (-1.9%) falls down to #7 this month. Dacia (+113.3%), Volkswagen (+27.6%), Ford (+25.2%) and Hyundai (+16.5%) are all very solid in the remainder of the Top 10. Below, Cupra (+822.2%), Porsche (+86.2%), Land Rover (+81.5%) Jeep (+68.4%), Skoda (+55.4%) and Audi (+35%) make themselves noticed.
Model-wise, Peugeot manages a 1-2 with the 2008 (+1.3%) holding on to its FY2021 pole position followed by the 208 (+22.1%). The Citroen C3 (+62.6%) is up 7 spots on December to land on the third step of the podium while the Hyundai Kauai (+136.4%) aka Kona is also up 7 ranks to #4. Leader last month, the Dacia Sandero (+72.8%) continues to perform well above its year-ago levels but drops to #5 for the month ahead of the Nissan Juke (+185.7%) and Ford Puma (+45.6%). The Citroen C4 (+360.9%) is up 28 spots on last month and celebrates its first Top 10 finish for this generation at #8 with the Volvo XC40 (+28.8%) also very dynamic at #9, up 16 ranks on December.
Full January 2022 Top 40 All-brands and Top 245 All-models below.